Politics, government and public life for Southern California

Maven's Morning Coffee: campaign finance overhaul, murder in Beverly Hills, DWP rate increases

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DWP General Manager Ron Nichols is making the case for increasing electricity rates, though a plan to also increase water rates is on the back burner for now.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 13, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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The LA Weekly takes a look at a bizarre murder case in Beverly Hills' Trousdale Estates. "Dark realities — a twisted love triangle, an allegedly bent and violent 'hero,' a troubled young Asian-American gambler-turned-pimp, a beautiful black Westside rhythmic gymnast allegedly pressured into prostitution — are unfolding at the courthouse," according to the paper.

A proposal to provide more matching funds per campaign contribution is making its way through the Los Angeles City Council. The change would cost the Ethics Commission's account about $12 million. Daily News. Los Angeles Times. KPCC.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD evaluations, LA's identification cards, Walmart releases a video

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The Los Angeles Unified School District approved a plan that will include student achievement in principals' evaluations.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 12, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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The Los Angeles Unified School District approved a proposal that will look at student achievement when evaluating principals, reports the Los Angeles Times. "We believe this will give a broad picture of the school and help administrators as school leaders in working with teachers," said the president of Associated Administrators of Los Angeles.

KPCC looks at how cities can issue identification cards for undocumented immigrants. City Councilman Richard Alarcon is proposing that Los Angeles take on this type of program, but Councilman Mitch Englander tells the Daily News he thinks the whole thing is "ludicrous."

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Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's identification cards, Villaraigosa to Iowa, Convention Center costs escalate

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The Los Angeles City Council is considering a proposal to issue identification cards that would allow illegal immigrants to open bank accounts.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 11, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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The city of Los Angeles is considering a plan to provide library cards that illegal immigrants could use as a form of identification, reports the Los Angeles Times. The cards would allow residents to open bank accounts, but they could not be substituted for a driver’s license.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will give the keynote address at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Des Moines next month, reports the Associated Press. Five years ago, Barack Obama and the entire Democratic presidential field attended the dinner.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Farmers Field moves to approval, LAPD talks use of force, DWP rates get a date

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The Planning Commission will consider AEG's plans for Farmers Field later this week.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 10, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Los Angeles Times writer Jim Newton takes a look at the Farmers Field project, which will be before the Planning Commission later this week. "The council, however, needs to understand something it seems not to have fully grasped: The public is deeply skeptical that its elected officials are negotiating the best possible deal here because those officials are supported by AEG and its labor allies," Newton writes.

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, mayoral candidates for after Zev Yaroslavsky's supporters, Councilman Tom LaBonge tries to track down the original "H" from the Hollywood sign, and there are personnel changes in the mayor's office.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Villaraigosa on immigration, fast track for Farmers Field, Chinatown Walmart heads to court

Democratic National Convention: Day 1

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa used his platform at the Democratic National Convention to knock Gov. Mitt Romney's stance on immigration.

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Today is Friday, Sept. 7, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa used the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention to knock Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on his immigration stance, reports the Los Angeles Times. "Instead of supporting their dream, Gov. Romney wants to make life so miserable, so oppressive, so intolerable for them that they would leave behind the life they've built, leave their children behind and 'self-deport'," the mayor told the crowd in Charlotte.

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